Akwa Ibom Ayaya, the popular track of Mish has been hit with a ban, not from the NBC but by the Cross River Broadcasting Co-operation (CRBC). The management of the stationed warned all staff working in the cooperation never to play the song either on CRBC TV or Radio. A notice was pasted in the live studio of the station, stating “Play Akwa Ibom Ayaya and lose your job”.
Friday, 27 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Last month, it was reported in several tabloids that James Essien a.k.a Sir James was angry with the Akwa Ibom State Director of Protocol- Aniekpeno Mkpanang, whom he openly confronted for reasons simply summarized as ‘non patronage of home grown comedians during state functions’.
Okon Lagos star actor, Ime Bishop Umoh and ‘Akwa Ibom Ayaya’ crooner Mish were the big names dropped by Nollywood star, Moses Armstrong from the Entertainment Stars team to face Media Celebrities in a novelty football match between both teams aptly tagged “Celebrity Showdown”. In the team list released by Moses Armstrong who is the Captain/Assistant coach of the Entertainment Stars Thursday evening, movie producer Moses Eskor, gospel artiste Godfada, star comedian Sir James are the leading stars players in the Entertainment team.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Nigeria's Leading Asset Financing Company, Amaecom Global has renewed its sponsorship of E-101 Celebrity Showdown with .5million Naira. After a close door meeting with the Board of Directors, E-101 Magazine at its Cooperate headquarters, the MD, Amaecom Global Ltd Dr Marcel Ofomata disclosed that the company will renew its sponsorship of the tournament by donating a trophy for the wining team and a cash prize of N150,000 as well a dinner party for players of both teams after the encounter on Sept. 27.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
The mother of popular Comedian Sir James, Mrs. Francesca Essien will on Friday, 13th September, 2013 clock 55. Friends and associate of the rib cracker have been sending in goodwill messages to his mom. Respected print outfit, E-101 Magazine, in a signed message thanked her giving birth to a successful comedian like Sir James. Read Below the message.
Gospel singer, Pat Akpabio’s 3rd album is done and dusted and she is set to release it soon. She stated few details of the release in a facebook post:
To all my friends n fans the official world wide release date for my 3rd album '' you can" is Nov 5th and the concert and release party will be held in Atlanta, GA. Ill post the venue. You r all invited to celebrate w me as I worship god. Princess Pat
Remember www.connoisseurNG.com broke the news of the extremely hilarious actor getting married. Ime Bishop Umoh’s traditional marriage to his fiancé, Idara was supposed to take place today, 12 September while the wedding at Insight Bible Church was billed to take place two days later, but the dates have been shifted. The new dates are 17 and 19 October, 2013 for the TM and wedding respectively. Every other thing remains the same. Once again, congrats to them.
President Goodluck Jonathan has reshuffled his cabinet, dropping nine ministers. The ministers affected are Ruqayat Rufai (Education); Zainab Kunchi (Power, [state]); Buka Tijani (Agriculture [state]), Shamsudeen Usman (National Planning; Ita Okon (Science and Technology); Olugbenga Ashiru (Foreign Affairs); Ama Pepple (Lands) and Hadiza Mailafia (Environment). The affected ministries have been handed over to some of the retained minister to run its affairs until new substantive ministers are appointed.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has dismissed the purported impeachment of its president and leader, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo aka Ayefele, describing it as the handiwork of mischief makers. A statement by the Vice President Special Duties of the Association, Comrade Ubon Marcus states in part that "the purported impeachment of our President is false. For the benefit of doubt, let me make it clear that an officer of NANS can only be impeached on the floor of NANS Senate not in a so-called stakeholders meeting.
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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has berated the Federal Government for what it described as government's deliberate and persistent negligence of education in the country. This was contained in a statement issued by the Vice President Special Duties of the Association, Comrade Ubon Marcus. The apex Nigerian students' body lamented that while students were suffering from the hardship of the lingering ASUU strike all what our leaders could do is waste the much needed tax payers money on the PDP Post Convention Dinner at a time when such resources would have been channelled towards resolving serious issues affecting the citizenry such as the ASUU strike.
Culled from PM News:
Edo State Government, in mid-western Nigeria, has secured admission in one of the state’s top secondary schools for 13-year-old Daniel Oikhena, who stowed away in the wheel well of an Arik Aircraft from Benin to Lagos on Saturday August 24, this year. The State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole made this disclosure during the visit of Mr George Uriesi, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other FAAN Management team to him at the Government House, Benin City, yesterday.
The nominees for the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards were last Saturday (September 7) announced at an event, which took place at the African Bar of Lagos Oriental Hotel. The event was attended by several top Nollywood stars. Following is a full list of this year’s award nominees.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero sent his enter cabinet packing. In a statement announcing dissolution of the State Executive Council, the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Ahmed Maiyaki, said Governor Yero thanked the commissioners for their valuable contributions to the state and wished them success in their future endeavors. The commissioners were directed to handover the affairs of their respective ministries to their permanent secretaries within two days.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Friday, 6 September 2013
A week after Bianca Ojukwu threatened a lawsuit over an “intimate relationship” comment about her, Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has withdrawn the controversial comment. In a statement through his lawyer, Rotimi Akinola, on Thursday, Mr. Fani-Kayode accepted that he erred by making the comment but said it was “bizarre, absurd and inexplicable” that the wife of the late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, claimed they were never acquainted. More after the cut…
He made waves as the new prince of Ibibio rap in Akwa Ibom state, as crowned by E-101 Magazine in one of their editions. He shot a video, did collabos, played a couple of shows to horn his skills in the underground and earned the admiration of many (especially female fans). In recent time, Indigenous MaliQ a.k.a Ikpa Udo has been missing in action when it comes to the music/entertainment industry in the South, where he hitherto reigned supreme. He took out time in his Lekki, Lagos abode to attend to a few questions from Nelson Sombodi on what he has been up to lately, and to clear the air about rumours of him being signed by Timaya. Read the interview after the cut...
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
The MOBO Awards nominations launch held at London, with Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Seun Kuti, and El Mafrex snapping up nominations for the highly coveted award. Below is the full list of nominees…
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he had been receiving treatment since June, the South African president's office said Sunday. Mandela, 95, was hospitalized June 8 because of a lung infection. He marked his July birthday at the Pretoria hospital where he has been surrounded by relatives